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Exclusive: Learn to Make Superheroine Wrist Cuffs, from Quirk Books’ Crafting with Feminism!

Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy

The Mary Sue is pleased to present an excerpt from Bonnie Burton's Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy, out this October from Quirk Books! Learn how to make a rad pair of wrist cuffs below, and then read on for more information about Bonnie and what to expect from her upcoming book!

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Interview: Kathleen Smith, Author of The Fangirl Life

Kathleen Smith is, by her own admission, an unabashed fangirl. In addition to being a licensed therapist and a mental health journalist, she runs a site called Fangirl Therapy, where she answers fandom-related questions and publishes pieces about her own fandom experiences. TMS caught up with Smith via email to dive into a discussion on her new book, The Fangirl Life.

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Journalist Suki Kim’s Book on North Korea Was Marketed as an Eat, Pray Love Memoir

Journalist Suki Kim writes about how her investigative book about North Korea Without You, There Is No Us was labeled and marketed as an Eat, Pray, Love-esque memoir.

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Exclusive Cover Reveal: Dreadnought, a YA Novel Featuring a Trans Superheroine

Dreadnought is a new YA novel due out January 2017, and it's primed to take the superhero genre to new heights.

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Interview: Kameron Hurley, Author of The Geek Feminist Revolution

Author Kameron Hurley is responsible for some of our favorite characters in the science-fiction/fantasy realm. She spoke with The Mary Sue via email about her latest book The Geek Feminist Revolution, her method of dealing with toxicity on the internet, and writing advice she's taken to heart.

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The Star Wars Show Launches Anti-Leia Political Ad in Honor of Claudia Gray’s Bloodline

Would a champion of small business murder a Hutt in cold blood?

As reported by The Nerdy Bird, The Star Wars Show has released a mock attack ad warning The Galactic Senate not to vote Leia for First Senator of the New Republic. The ad, which was paid for by "Centrists for a Strong Republic," focuses on Leia's dubious parentage, her murder of small-business entrepreneur Jabba the Hutt, and her relationship with known scoundrel Han Solo (what would Solo know about family values?).

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Exclusive: Meet Emma Sheridan, the Outlander-Obsessed Heroine of KC Dyer’s Finding Fraser

I met Jamie Fraser when I was nineteen years old. I fell in love hard, fast, and completely. He was the perfect man. That he was fictional hardly entered into it.

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The Boxcar Children Books Are Getting their Own Franchise

Thinking inside the box(car).

Earlier today, Shout! Factory and Legacy Classics announced via a press release that they'll be collaborating on at least three animated films based on the beloved Boxcar Children book series. Gertrude Chandler Warner's series of novels follow four orphaned siblings and their beloved dog Watch, who make their home in an abandoned (you guessed it) boxcar.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive: Thandie Newton Reads Audible’s Jane Eyre

In honor of Charlotte Brontë's 200th birthday, Audible is releasing a new audiobook of Jane Eyre as performed by Thandie Newton.

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How a Lifelong Love of Gaming Inspired Arena

It all started with the original Nintendo set.

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Things We Saw Today: Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ Jessica Henwick Joins Iron Fist

Jessica Henwick, known for her work on Game of Thrones and her role as X-Wing pilot Jess Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, has been cast as Colleen Wing in Marvel/Netflix's Iron First.

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Second-Hand Book Store Overrun With Donated Copies of Fifty Shades of Grey Resorts to Fortin’

I don't make love...I fort. Hard.

Oxfam second-hand shop Goldstone Books in Swansea, South Wales has been truly overrun recently with donated copies of books from E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

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The Mary Sue Exclusive Cover Reveal: C. A. Higgins’ Feminist Sci-Fi Novel Lightless

All aboard the Ananke.

C. A. Higgins' Lightless was released this fall and quickly became one of my favorite sci-fi books of all time. Written by a woman with a BA in Physics, the story follows Althea, a computer scientist aboard the most unique ship in the solar system - a ship that finds itself under attack from terrorists. Now, Lightless is coming out in paperback, and we have the exclusive cover reveal.

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#1000BlackGirlBooks Founder Marley Dias Talks the Power of Representation on The Nightly Show

Marley for President.

Last month we wrote about 11-year-old activist Marley Dias, who launched a book drive to collect 1,000 books with black girl protagonists after she became frustrated with always "reading about white boys and dogs" in school.

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Things We Saw Today: Lionsgate Launching Magic Tree House Franchise

Magic Tree House, Mary Pope Osborne's long-running book series about a brother and sister sent on various exciting adventures by Morgana Le Fay (the series' mythology is wonderfully bonkers), is getting a live-action franchise adaptation from Lionsgate!

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Things We Saw Today: Constance Wu to Star in Lady-Led Dramatic Feature

Fresh off the Boat's Constance Wu is a total star, and soon she'll be showing off her skills in You and Me Both, the feature debut from director Jennifer Cho Suhr.

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Hero 11-Year-Old “Sick of Reading About White Boys and Dogs,” Creates #1000BlackGirlBooks

11-year-old activist and voracious reader Marley Dias has launched an awesome book drive after noticing the lack of diverse characters in the books she has to read for school. As part of #1000BlackGirlBooks, Marley is looking to collect 1,000 books with black girl protagonists by February 1st.

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Important Life Lessons Learned from Plucky T(w)een Heroines

Here is a look at some of the plucky teen and tween heroines that have inspired me over the years!

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Interview: Gene Luen Yang talks Writing Diverse Stories and His New Role as Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Reading without walls.

Writer Gene Luen Yang is about to embark on a very cool new literary endeavor! Last Thursday, the Boxer & Saints author was inaugurated as the Library of Congress' National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, becoming the first-ever graphic novelist to receive that honor.

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Neil Gaiman Reveals How He Horrified His Daughter In Reading Rainbow Interview

Are you kidding me, Gaiman? You gave her THAT book?

The amazing thing about Neil Gaiman is that his work transcends generations. Between his novels for adults and his children's books, there is something Gaiman for people of all ages. So, what better person to be an advocate for a new generation of young readers being introduced to the wonderful world of books through the new, digital Reading Rainbow?

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